AC Milan coach Ancelotti insists no rift with Berlusconi

AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti insists his relationship with president Silvio Berlusconi is as strong as ever.

There have been claims of a crisis at Milan after disparaging comments made by Berlusconi last week. But Carletto says: "The relationship with the president remains very affectionate.

"It is clear that some of the responsibility should fall also on the coaching. We have had various problems, we are now fighting to have a positive final few weeks of the season.

"In this period I've experienced a calm atmosphere, the relationship with this club has always been excellent and will be when, one day, our roads separate us."